PHCA Purposes

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PHCA Purposes2017-05-18T14:59:45+00:00

PURPOSE 1: TO ASSIST PARENTS IN EDUCATING THEIR CHILDREN

Ephesians 6:4 And you, fathers….bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Psalm 78:5b-7. That they should make (God’s statutes) known to their children that the generations to come might know them, the children who would be born, that they might arise and declare them to their children that they may set their hope in God, and not forget the words of God, but keep His commandments;

The school program reinforces the teaching and values of the Christian home as parents seek to fulfill their biblical responsibilities for the education of their children.

PURPOSE 2: TO REACH ALL FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY

Acts 1:8b and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

God loves every person regardless of background, race, or culture. The school is open to all parents who desire to provide this educational opportunity for their children.

PURPOSE 3: TO TRAIN CHILDREN IN THE WORD OF GOD

II Timothy 3:15 …and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Psalm 119:11 Your word have I hidden in my heart that I might not sin against Thee.

Beginning in pre-kindergarten when children learn Bible stories through the middle school years when the emphasis is on applying biblical principles to life situations, children study God’s Word. All children memorize scripture passages appropriate to their age and understanding.

PURPOSE 4: TO PREPARE CHILDREN FOR ETERNAL LIFE

Mark 10:14b Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him should not perish but have eternal life.

Through verbal expressions and through the lives of staff members, the school seeks to tell and show God’s great love to each child. The meaning of Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection is explained so that children will have the understanding they need to accept God’s gift of eternal life when they reach spiritual accountability.

PURPOSE 5: TO INTEGRATE GOD’S WORD INTO HUMAN KNOWLEDGE IN ALL AREAS OF THE CURRICULUM

Proverbs 9:10a The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding.

We seek to educate children to be wise by illuminating all areas of the curriculum with the light of God’s word.

PURPOSE 6: TO HELP CHILDREN DEVELOP A GODLY LIFE-STYLE IN AN UNGODLY, ANTI-CHRISTIAN SOCIETY

Romans 12:2a And to not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Eccl.12:13 Let us hear at the conclusion of the whole matter; fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

As children mature in their understanding, they are taught to view the world through a “biblical grid” that they might make decisions in every area of their lives based on scriptural principles.

PURPOSE 7: TO PROVIDE CHILDREN A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR THEIR FURTHER EDUCATION.

II Timothy 1:9 (God) has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.

God has a purpose for each life He has created. A solid academic foundation, illuminated with God’s truth, combined with opportunities to develop God-given talents, allows children to acquire the knowledge and skills they need as they go on to further education to follow God’s calling for their lives.